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Civil Society/Giddens: is to emerge from the renewal and society-wide dissemination of local, self-organised initiatives of citizens who, on their own initiative, come together to fulfil tasks in important areas of life in a self-determined manner that simultaneously serve the common good and benefit them themselves. The range of fields of action for this civil society commitment is extremely broad and is highlighted in detail in a separate diagram:
"Promotion of the non-profit sector" (e.g. in social assistance), "Protection of the local public" (in the ecological sense and with regard to public safety), "Revitalisation of community life" (as a prophylactic fight against crime) and "The democratic family".(1)
Brocker I 873
From a decided opposition to the state, civil society tried there to seize some important functions for the citizens, for example in the areas of education and the public sphere. As a result, civil society can fulfil many of the public functions itself once it is mobilized.
1.Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg. Die Erneuerung der sozialen Demokratie, Frankfurt/M. 1999, p. 96.
Thomas Meyer, „Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018